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We at Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates, P.C. are sad to learn of the loss of a Detroit original, Bob Allison.  Bob, passed away, recently, at the age of eighty-seven (87), following a fall at home.  Our condolences go out to his wife Maggie and their three (3) sons.

His long and storied career as a journalist, broadcaster and TV personality began on the radio in 1962 with “Ask Your Neighbor“.  The show continued to air, in one way or another, most recently on WNZK 690 AM, for well over fifty (50) years.  Bob, also enjoyed some local fame as the host of “Bowling for Dollars”which aired locally on “channel 4” before it became WDIV.   He worked throughout the metro-Detroit area and touched many listeners and viewers with his friendly voice and honest answers.

Our firm is proud to have been a regular contributor on the Ask Your Neighbor show during the legal hour, in the past, as a guest contributing host.  As a guest host, we got to know Bob and his son Rob extremely well and truly feel like we lost a great neighbor.

In compliance with the governor’s order regarding shelter in place and stay safe at home policies, the firm has implemented the following policies consistent with Executive Order 2020-21.

Pursuant to Section 4 paragraph (b) the firm has identified its essential employees necessary to conduct minimal business transactions, like banking, payroll processing, employee benefits and ensuring that those of us that are working from home have the ability to work remotely.   Each designated employee has a “transit letter” within his or her possession.

For compliance with the executive order the following information is available:

We are proud to announce that we have moved into west Michigan to serve west Michigan veterans and the west Michigan senior community.

Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates, P.C. now has an office in beautiful downtown Zeeland, Michigan located at 109 Main Street, Suite 6, Zeeland, Michigan. Serving Kent County and Ottawa County, veterans, seniors and others can now get the help that they need with:

  • Elder Law – Veteran’s benefit planning, Medicaid and nursing home planning, long-term care planning, estate planning, and, probate matters.
  • Family Law – Divorce, and, child custody matters.
  • Long Term Disability – Assistance with ERISA matters, and, long term disability claims.
  • Personal Injury – Auto accidents, no-fault claims, slip and fall, and other personal injury claims.
  • Business Planning – Creating a corporate entity and business consulting.

Dedicated to serving the west Michigan community; Ottawa County and Kent County, Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz and Associates, P.C. will offer the same service our clients in Macomb County, Oakland County, Wayne County, and, Metro-Detroit have enjoyed.

Often times we have clients that need assistance in Florida. The great snowbird migration of the upper midwest to sunshine states can affect clients living in multiple states. In Michigan it seems that most seniors and retires enjoy spending winters in Florida.

Although we do not practice law in Florida, we frequently refer to experts in different ares of Florida law. One such expert that I frequently defer to in the areas of Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, Veteran’s Benefits, Probate, and, Estate Planning is Mark Lewis.

Mark is a highly skilled attorney working in the Tampa / St. Pete’s area. He can be reached at:

In addition to assisting seniors with long term care and personal injury victims, our firm also is a leader in the practice of family law in Macomb County.

Often times, family law issues evolve from long term care planning issues. Our goal, as a firm, is to offer full legal services to the community as a whole.

We are pleased to announce the arrival of Kevin J. Peters. Kevin comes to Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz and Associates, with over fifteen years experience as a litigator. Kevin focuses his practice in family law, medical malpractice, personal injury and litigation. Kevin will serve our firm and our community as our divorce and child custody specialist.

Our firm is pleased to announce that we have moved to our new offices located at 44444 Mound Road, Suite 100, Sterling Heights, Michigan 48314. Located south of M-59/Hall Road on the east side of Mound Road, our new building is accommodating to seniors and provides easy access to M-59 and nearby freeways.

As most readers of this blog know, our firm proudly serves the metro Detroit area including Macomb, Wayne, Oakland, St. Clair, and Washtenaw counties. We have clients across the state of Michigan and have several clients with children across the country. In order to better serve clients across the State of Michigan, we have established a referral network called The Center for Veteran’s Planning. The goal of the Center for Veteran’s Planning is to establish a network of affiliated offices across the state to assist veteran’s with legal issues and benefit planning.

Although we have established ourselves as a general practice firm with expertise in Elder Law and VA benefit planning, the attorneys at our firm each specialize in their own areas of practice. If you have a legal need or question remember… Call first…Act Second!

Living in Michigan? Are you a fan of the Michigan State Spartans or an alum? Then tune in to Spartan Nation Radio on the web.

Our firm is proud to be the official law firm of Spartan Nation. Spartan Nation is a great sports network dedicated to college athletics news with a specific interest in the Michigan State Spartans athletic teams.

Every Wednesday, at 8:35PM, we are pleased to present “Sports and the Law,” a segment following recent legal developments and their impact on the world of sports.

Our firm is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Spartan Nation as a sponsor of Michigan State University related news regarding Spartan Athletics.

Through our sponsorship, we have become the “Official Law Firm of Spartan Nation“. Spartan Nation is a media source created by its founder, Hondo Carpenter, Sr.

If you are an MSU alumnus or have a family member enrolled at MSU, please mention your connection when making your appointment to receive a courtesy discount on professional services.

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